A question of etiquette
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May 28th, 2012 11:36 AM
I suppose the grumpy guy gets angry every time this picture comes up.
As we used to teach in the spook business, carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody - and he finds out about it - he may be very angry with you. -- Jeff Cooper
May 28th, 2012 11:43 AM
Actually since 2008 veterans and military retirees are include with active-duty military in civilian attire who are now authorized to salute the flag while it is raised, lowered or passing whether covered or not. I do. "Men not in uniform", i.e. civilians or those who have never served remove their hat and cover their heart as has always been proper etiquette but sadly seems to seldom be followed.
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May 28th, 2012 12:08 PM
Boy scouts are a form of military and started by a ret colonel that seen the need for boys to have structure and it's not a full hand salute.
We would also salute as scouts in uniform.
Once you are in the military you are always in, it never leave you and you never leave it. A uniform is nice but I don't need one to tell me where my roots are..... You can take the man out of the military but you will never take the military out of the man
That's a good standard to go by. Thing is.....if you are now a civilian and not in uniform, a salute is not necessary. It may be habit although
So if I stand up and salute my country’s flag I hope you can understand
May 28th, 2012 12:30 PM
I'll have to dig deeper than google lets me right now, but the rule that I read was that any uniformed 'entity' in the service of the people (be it local, state, national) that is reconized by the the United States and took/swore and oath to that service will salute the flag while in uniform.
Originally Posted by Herknav
You earned it!
Originally Posted by barstoolguru
May 28th, 2012 12:35 PM
I am much more troubled by the guy who sits there drinking his beer and carrying on his conversation while remaining covered than by those who aren't sure whether they should salute or not. Happily, the former is the exception rather than the norm.
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May 28th, 2012 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by FLArmadillo
Who wants to tell this lil' guy he's outta uniform and not rendering properly?
May 28th, 2012 01:24 PM
These days please appreciate any sincere and honest display of respect for our flag by the general civilian population.
If you want to politely correct somebody for improper flag etiquette then that is fine but, (for sure) do it with kindness as VS anger.
The mere fact that they are showing some form respect for the flag at all in 2012 puts you both on the same side of an ever increasingly rare fence.
May 28th, 2012 01:37 PM
I couldn't agree more...
Originally Posted by QKShooter
Respect is respect, and I'm not going to split hairs over the 'proper format'.
The fence that QKS speaks of is growing increasing 'overpopulated' on the wrong side.OMOYMV
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